Noise canceling headphones work great for constant, predictable noise (case fan hum, airplane engines) but for non-repeating random noise such and people walking by talking they don't work well at all. You're better off getting some sealed earbuds like some sennheiser CX400s and listening to something in those. Background music without any sort of vocals usually makes for good studying music.
So what the article is telling me is that neanderthals looked like a stockier version of Gollum...
I telecommute for work and I used a Logitech Skype phone with an incoming phone number for about a year. Several hours of my day were spent on conference calls. I ended up having to ditch the Skype phone because of numerous issues. Majority of the time the phone would work fine but there were issues will calls that lasted longer than 30 minutes. Calls would randomly drop, the voice wave would change frequency and become super slowed down, they'd stop hearing me, etc. Had to go back to using a regular land line. I also tried to survive just using my cellphone but the reception in my home office isn't great so my coworkers would have a hard time hearing me.
Someone mod the parent up. It's easy to troll Apple without looking at how this will really affect users.
Hmm, just a way for domain registrars to make more money? https:/// should be sufficient, browsers already inform you when you have a secure connection.
What a lot of people don't realize is that we don't have the engineering mindtrust in the US anymore to manufacture a lot of these components. It's not as simple as just building factories here, we need the skilled labor as well.
Hopefully things have changed but when my wife and I tried to donate our son's cord blood back in 2007 they wanted $250 for collection and transportation costs. If I'm donating these valuable stem cells shouldn't they waive these fees?
In European counties such as Denmark where on the whole the standard of living and quality of life are better than the US, people work less than we do. They have more time with their families enjoying life instead of killing themselves at the office. Americans are trained to feel like they have to overwork in order to get ahead, we should really strive towards following the European model.
People actually log into answers.com?
I have an HTC EVO. Android's voice recognition is generations behind what Siri does. I can tell my EVO "dial wife home" and it works maybe 20% of the time. It's not natural language either. Because it's so inconsistent it's faster for me to just not use voice command at all.
After all these years I still visit Slashdot daily. Thanks for the memories!
Pot meet kettle.
Hmmm, I have netflix on my android phone and on OS X, it's not Silverlight only.
Really? People still use TPB? i thought everyone pretty much moved onto private trackers.
kkleiner writes "The Clarion Hotel in Stockholm is piloting a new program that will allow guests to check-in, open their doors, and check-out by using their mobile phones. You never have to visit the front desk. Special near field communication (NFC) sensors on the hotel doors allow you to open your suite simply by placing your phone near the lock. A very rapid magnetic signaling sequence lets the phone tell the lock who you are in less than a tenth of a second. Similar NFC systems let you check in and out of the hotel. Watch the demonstration and announcement for the pilot program in the video."
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